Previous Rounds

Click on lecture titles below to review our recorded UBC Respiratory Seminar Series presentations.

 

January to June 2018 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series January 11, 2018
Small Airways Disease in IPF: New Insights Based on Micro CT and Histology
Presented by  Dr. Jim Hogg

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series January 18, 2018
Checking in on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: What’s The Role in Lung Cancer?
Presented by  Dr. Cheryl Ho

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series January 25, 2018
New Insights into HIV-Related Lung Disease
Presented by  Dr. Janice Leung

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 1, 2018
Competency Based Education
Presented by  Dr. Victoria Cook

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 8, 2018
Update on Cystic Fibrosis
Presented by  Dr. Bradley Quon

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 15, 2018
The Basics of ECMO
Presented by  Dr. Gordon Finlayson

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 22, 2018
Updates on Respiratory and Immunology Studies
Presented by  Dr. Scott Tebbutt

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 8, 2018
Key Issues in Lung Transplantation
Presented by  Dr. Kevin M. Chan

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 15, 2018
Dental Oral Appliances Side Effects in Treatment of OSA Systematic Review
Presented by  Dr. Yousef Alramezi
Research in Progress
Presented by  Dr. Kathryn Milne

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 29, 2018
Sarcoidosis: Beyond Prednisone and Beyond the Lung
Presented by  Dr. Pearce Wilcox

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 5, 2018
Measuring Airway Inflammation In Asthma: Clinical Utility Of FeNO And Induced Sputum
Presented by  Dr. Celine Bergeron

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 19, 2018
Autoimmune Mechanisms in Severe Asthma: Implications for Therapy with Monoclonal Antibodies
Presented by  Dr. Parameswaran Nair

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 26, 2018
Update on VGH Pleural Disease Service
Presented by  Dr. Frank Ryan

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 3, 2018
Homeostatic Maintenance of Respiratory Health by the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR)
Presented by  Dr. Carolyn Baglole

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 10, 2018
Update on Pulmonary Hypertension
Presented by  Dr. John Swiston

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 24, 2018
Pro-con debate: Does the Risk of Electronic Cigarettes Exceed Potential Benefits?
Presented by the Respiratory Fellows – Drs. Lea Harper and Gordon Kirkpatrick

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 31, 2018
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – State of the Art
Presented by the Dr. James Stoller

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series June 7, 2018
Updates on Vasculitis for the Respirologist
Presented by the Dr. Natasha Dehghan

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series June 14, 2018
Update on Sleep Disordered Breathing
Presented by the Dr. John Fleetham

 

Fall 2017 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 9, 2017
Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis
Presented by Dr. James Johnston

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 16, 2017
Refractory Cough and Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome
Presented by Dr. Peter Gibson

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 23, 2017
The Economic Burden of Asthma (EBA): The Final Report
Presented by Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 30, 2017
Lung Transplant 2017: Challenges & Opportunities
Presented by Dr. Robert Levy

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series December 7, 2017
The Effect of Marijuana on the Lungs: Findings from CanCOLD
Presented by Dr. Wan C. Tan

 

2016-2017 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 15, 2016

Moving towards personalized COPD care: Quantifying the individualized pattern of lung function decline and exacerbation’sPresented by Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Zafar Zafari, PhD Candidate, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 22, 2016
Peter Pare Lecture:  Asthma is COPD and COPD is Asthma
Presented by Dr. Greg King (University of Sydney)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 29, 2016
The effects of little cigars and e-cigarettes on respiratory epithelia
Presented by Dr. Robert Tarran (University of Newcastle)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 6, 2016
How Four Gut Bacteria Decrease Asthma Risk in Infants
Presented by Dr. Stuart Turvey

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 20, 2016
From GWAS to mechanism: Using Multiple Sources of Gene Regulatory Information to Understand the Functional Mechanisms of Disease-Associated Genetic Variants
Presented by Dr. Peter Castaldi (Harvard University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series October 27, 2016
Cardiac and Pulmonary Vascular Considerations in Lung Transplantation
Presented by Dr. Justin Weinkauf (University of Alberta)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 3, 2016
Characterizing genetic influences on epigenomes and transcriptomes in human cells
Presented by Dr. Tomi Markku Pastinen (University of McGill)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series November 17, 2016
Innate lymphoid cells and allergic lung inflammation
Presented by Dr. Fumio Takei

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series December 1, 2016
The HIV Airway Microbiome
Presented by Dr. Janice Leung

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series December 8, 2016
Role of Innate Lymphoid cells and RORa in immunity and fibrotic disease
Presented by Dr. Kelly McNagny

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series January 19, 2017
Sleep Apnea in Metabolic Disorders: Who Should We Treat?
Presented by Dr. Sushmita Pamidi (McGill University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 2, 2017
Pattern and outcomes associated with inappropriate use of short-acting beta-agonists in asthma
Presented by Dr. Hamid Tavakoli and Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 9, 2017
Longitudinal studies of disease progression, health-care costs and health-related quality of life in patients with asthma
Presented by Dr. Wenjia Chen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 16, 2017
Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy
Presented by Dr. Najib Ayas

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series February 23,  2017
Biologics in asthma: lessons learned from Rheumatology
Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 2,  2017
O’Mick’s Guide to Molecular Biosignatures and Biomaker Development in Allergic Asthma and Rhinitis
Presented by Drs Scott Tebbutt and Amrit Singh

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 9,  2017
Educating patients and healthcare providers on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Navigating a sea of misinformation
Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 23,  2017
(Prote)omics and Personalized Health. . . Promises and Pitfalls in the Context of Air Pollution
Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series March 30,  2017
Peptide Immunotherapy chronic inflammatory diseases
Presented by Dr. Mark Larche (McMaster University)

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 6,  2017
Revenge of the Iron Lung
Presented by Dr.Steve Reynolds 

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 13,  2017
Chemoreceptor Role in Sleep Apnea Pathogenesis /Treatment: Loop Gain and all That
Presented by DrJerome Dempsey from University of Wisconsin- Madison

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 20,  2017
Misdiagnoses, Remissions and Cessation of Therapy in Adult Asthma
Presented by Dr. Shawn Aaron from thUniversity of Ottawa

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 4,  2017
Text messaging in asthma: results from a feasibility study and proposed RCT
Presented by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald and Dr. Iraj Poureslami from UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 11,  2017
Immune and Tumor Cell Interactions in Lung Cancer Development
Presented by DrWill Lockwood

2015-2016 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 10, 2015
Mild COPD: What Spirometry Conceals!
Presented by Dr. Denis O’Donnell, Professor, Medicine, Queen’s University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 17, 2015
Peter Paré Lecture
Airway Remodeling in Asthma.
Presented by Dr. Alan James, Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 1, 2015
The Implications of Oxidative Stress in Sleep Apnea.
Presented by Dr. Lena Lavie, Lloyd Rigler Sleep Apnea Research Laboratory, Haifa, Israel

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 8, 2015
Re-purposing Existing Blood Test as “Novel” Biomarker of COPD.
Presented by Dr. Don Sin, Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Roy Chen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 15, 2015
Septic Shock & Health Outcomes: It’s All About the Location!
Presented by Dr. Peter Dodek, Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 22, 2015
Pulmonary Rehabilitations for Conditions Other than COPD.
Presented by Dr. Annemarie Lee, Respiratory Medicine, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 29, 2015
CF Pulmonary exacerbation update and results of a recent efficacy study in home monitoring (the early intervention in CF Exacerbation Study (eICE Study)]
Presented by Dr. Christopher Goss, Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Washington

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 5, 2015
New Approaches to Treating Infections in the Antibiotic Resistance Era.
Presented by Dr. Robert Hancock, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 12, 2015
Blood Protein Biomarkers to Enable Precision Care in Cystic Fibrosis.
Presented by Dr. Bradley Quon, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 19, 2015
What Does Non-smoking COPD Look LIke? New Data from CanCOLD Study.
Presented by Dr. Wan Tan, Clinical Associate Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 26, 2015
Running with Interstitial Lung Disease: Exercise in ILD.
Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 3, 2015
New Observations in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Do We Really See.
Presented by Dr. Jim Hogg, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 10, 2015
How Integrative Genomics Will Solve COPD.
Presented by Dr. Maen Obediat, Postdoctoral Fellow and Dr. Peter Pare, Emeritus Professor, Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 7, 2016
Lung Transplantation: Who Will Benefit?
Presented by Dr. Lianne Singer, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 14, 2016
COPD, Heart Failure, and Unanswered Questions.
Presented by Dr. Nat Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 21, 2016
Optimizing Treatment for Uncontrolled Asthma; Thermoplasty versus Biologics: results from a Cost Effectiveness Study.
Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Zafar Zafari, PhD Candidate, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 28, 2016
Sleep and COPD: Why Should I Prescribe A “Good Night Sleep” For My COPD Patients?
Presented by Dr. Rachel Jen, Research Fellow, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 4, 2016
TBA.
Presented by Dr. David Berlowitz, Research Physiotherapist, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne, and Rachel Schembri, Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 18, 2016
Sleep Apnea And Cerebrovascular Disease.
Presented by Dr. Ying Zhao, Research Fellow, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 25, 2016
Acetylcholine Beyond Bronchoconstriction: Muscarinic and Nicotinic Regulation of Pulmonary Inflammation and Remodelling.
Presented by Dr. Reinoud Gosens, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 3, 2016
Mechanical Ventilatory Response To Exercise In Health Aging; Do sex Differences Matter?
Presented by Dr. Yannick Molga-Seon, PhD Student, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 10, 2016
Obstructive Sleep and Long Term A Diverse Outcomes: A Decade-Spanning Analysis Bases on Clinical and Provincial Health Administrator Data.
Presented by Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska, Research Fellow, Institute for Clinical Innovative Sciences, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 17, 2016
Interferon Gamma Release Assay Screening For Tuberculosis in BC.
Presented by Dr. James Johnston, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 24, 2016
Piwi-interacting RNAs: New Players in Lung Cancer biology.
Presented by Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Dr. Victor Martinez, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 31, 2016
Air Pollution and Airway Immunity: An Update.
Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten, Associate Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 7, 2016
Revisiting Heart-Lung Interaction in a Model of COPD – The Role of Series vs. Direct Ventricular Interaction.
Presented by Dr. Neal Eaves, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 21, 2016
Fast and Furious: The Changing Face of the Economic Burden of Asthma and COPD.
Presented by Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series April 28, 2016
Cardiopulmonary responses to spinal cord injury
Presented by Dr. Christopher West

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 6, 2016
Home Mechanical Ventilation: How Cross-national Comparisons Could Drive Quality Improvement.
Presented by Dr. Liam Hannan, Research Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Melbourne

 

2014-2015 Series

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 11, 2014
What CanCOLD has taught us about COPD.
Presented by Dr. Wan Tan, Clinical Associate Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 18, 2014
HIV and COPD.
Presented by Dr. Kristina Crothers, Associate Professor, Division Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Sept 25, 2014
Peter Paré Lecture
Presented by Dr. James Martin, Chair, Department of Medicine, McGill University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 2, 2014
Pollution and CVD: the role of statins.
Presented by Dr. Stephan vanEeden, Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 9, 2014
Presented by Dr. Alim Hirji, Clinical Fellow, The University Health Network Multi-Organ Transplant Program, U of T

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 16, 2014
What mice are telling us about chronic lung disease
Presented by Dr. Kelly McNagny, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 23, 2014

A new era of CF Therapeutics.

Presented by Dr. Steven Rowe, Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, and Physiology & Biophysics, University of Alabama

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Oct 30, 2014
Translating Basic Research to Clinics.
Presented by Dr. Don Sin, Professor, Division Respiratory Medicine, UBC
and David Jaw, PhD Student, Experimental Medicine Program, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 6, 2014
Physiological and clinical effects of hyperoxia in fiberotic interstitial lung disease.
Presented by Dr. Jordan Guenette, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 13, 2014
Studies that matter in Respiratory Infections and Interstitial Lung Disease
Presented by Dr. Chris Ryerson, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, UBC
and Dr. Janice Leung, Post-Doc, Centre of Heart and Lung Innovation, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 20, 2014
Biomarker discovery in asthma.
Presented by Dr. Scott Weiss, Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Nov 27, 2014
Examining skeletal muscle deficits and recovery in critically ill patients.
Presented by Dr. Sunita Mathur, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 4, 2014
Moving beyond FEV1 with Imagine in COPD
Presented by Dr. Meilan Han, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Dec 11, 2014
Journal Club
Drs. Del Dorscheid, Stefanie Leung and Manal AlHazza, Fellows and Staff – Division of Respiratory Medicine, UBC

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 15, 2015
Radon Risk and Lung Cancer Mortality in British Columbia.
Presented by Dr. Sarah B Henderson, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 22, 2015
GASP – The Guyana Asthma Education & Spirometry Program.
Presented by Carmen Rempel, Catherine Sanders, Dr. James Johnston, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Robert Levy, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Jan 29, 2015
Air Pollution and Global Health.
Presented by Dr. Michael Brauer, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 5, 2015
New, emerging and future treatments for severe asthma.
Presented by Dr. Mark FitzGerald, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 12, 2015
Airway Response to Inhaled Diesel Exhaust and Allergen in Humans: Going Deeper.
Presented by Dr. Chris Carlsten, Associate Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 18, 2015
e-cigarette toxicity. (viewing per request only)
Presented by Dr. Neil Alexis, Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 19, 2015
Molecular and Genomic Epidemiology for Lung Cancer. (Video not available as per speaker’s request).
Presented by Dr. Rayjean J Hung, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Toronto

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Feb 26, 2015
The oxygen cost of exercise hyperpnea; there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
Presented by Dr. Bill Sheel, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 5, 2015
Risk of COPD in SLE and related diseases.
Presented by Dr. Antonio Avina, Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 12, 2015
Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease.
Presented by Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Mar 19, 2015
The Evolving Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Management of Pulmonary Hypertension.
Presented by Dr. Jose Alberto Neder Serafini, Professor, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Queens University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 2, 2015
Nuclear Factor I/B – a master regulator of lung development has significant clinical implications to lung adenocarcinoma.
Presented by Daiana Becker and Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 9, 2015
Novel mechanisms of bronchitis in severe asthma.
Presented by  Dr. Parameswaran Nair, Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, McMaster University

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 16, 2015
Small babies, big problems: cardiopulmonary sequelae in adults with a history of very preterm birth and very low birth weight.
Presented by Dr. Andrew Lovering, Associate Professor, Department of Human Physiology, University of Oregon

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series Apr 30, 2015
Early predictors of long-term outcomes in asthma: insights from BC’s population-based administrative health data.
Presented by Wenjia Chen and Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 7, 2015
Interferon Gamma Relesease Assays in BC.
Presented by Dr. James Johnston, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 21, 2015
Nitric Oxide Research Update.
Presented by Dr. Chris Miller, Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series May 28, 2015
Deregulation of non-coding RNAs in NSCLC.
Presented by Greg Stewart and Dr. Wan Lam, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

 

UBC Respiratory Seminar Series June 11, 2015

1. Respiratory Syncutial Virus in Lung Transplant

2. Outcomes of Telehealth Care for Lung Transplant

Presented by Dr. Aman Sidhu, Clinical Associate, Toronto Lung Transplant Program